For centuries kitchen knives have been hand forged in smithies around the world, and in Britain we have always had a strong tradition of steel work and blade making. We would like this tradition to continue – so this course looks at western style chef’s knives, how they are forged and how handles are fitted. a great combination of blacksmithing and woodwork.

The Weekend

Spend two days forging your own chef’s knife, ready to take it home and start cooking!

DAY 1 – Warm-up session - learning about the tools, the fire and forging nails. Followed by forging high carbon steel (EN42j) to make your knife blank.

In the afternoon we start heat treating cycles ready for hardening and grinding.

DAY 2 – The morning will be spent blade profiling, heat treating and grinding. The afternoon is all about handle fitting and final sharpening.

You will go home with a beautiful, fully personalised chef’s knife that is ready to use.

Some previous experience is recommended for this course.

Further Information
Courses are run at The Forge, South Harp Farm Yard, Over Stratton, Somerset TA13 5LB 
Please arrive at 8.45am. Plenty of parking available.
All meals are provided (as well as tea, coffee) - so you just need to arrive and we provide the rest.
There is also free camping in the orchard adjacent to the forge and space for campers or caravans. Basic shower facilities available.
Please wear good work clothes and sturdy shoes or boots. Steel toecaps not essential.
All equipment and safety gear will be provided. If you have a favourite hammer bring it along.
hat Some previous experience is recommended on this course.
info Please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements or medical conditions.